Issue: 2010/Vol.20/No.2, Pages 41-57
AN EXAMINATION OF THE EFFICIENCY OF POLISH PUBLIC SECTOR ENTITIES BASED ON PUBLIC PROSECUTOR OFFICES
Cite as: M. Guzowska, T. Strąk. An examination of the efficiency of Polish public sector entities based on public prosecutor offices. Operations Research and Decisions 2010: 20(2), 41-57.
This article presents results of research on the efficiency of public prosecution organizational units by means of the DEA method. The study covered 45 public prosecution regions, whose technical and cost efficiency were analyzed. It also examined the impact of the returns-to-scale effect on their overall efficiency. Additionally, the authors present potential savings that could be achieved if units considered to be inefficient improved their efficiency. The results obtained show that the DEA method is very useful in analyzing the efficiency of public sector entities when a given service is rendered by more than ten such entities.
Keywords: DEA method, efficiency, public sector, public prosecution organizational units